I don’t know if the pond by the Princess Of Wales normally has Koi in it, but there are two or three in at the moment. Anyway, I thought it might be of interest. Probably discarded pets.
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They are discarded pets,because the last stock of Carp in the pond were removed when the pond was renovated.They too were discarded as I have seen them being put in there.
There have been carp, rudd and roach in the pond for at least the 30 years I have been a daily visitor. They weren’t “discarded”but part of stocking by enthusiasts. And they were never,, as far as I remember, removed during renovation. Are you confusing the H&B pond with the one outside the PoW?
I’ve watched some monsters cruising just below the surface just about every year although they are much more visible since the H&B volunters cleared the floating pennywort. Chuck in a little bread and you may be lucky to see them rising – or watch the surface boil as it is attacked by shoals of fry.
As for the Goldies: they appear every few years after people clear their ponds/tanks. Within a season they revert to natural grey. Not so lucky are the odd tropical fish, which succumb quickly to cold/other fish/the heron.
empty packet of wotsits maybe?
Oh how interesting! I took a video of some ducklings on the pond the other day and when watching it afterwards spotted there was a slight sub-surface disturbance and I couldn’t work out what it might have been – this may well explain it. The video’s nothing special but it’s here http://www.flickr.com/photos/jodiepedia/7519133984/in/photostream
Good to have you back Bugle.
I saw these in the pond the other day – they came right up to the edge. I mentioned it to the council as I was a bit worried about them being discarded pets in case they wouldn’t be able to survive in the pond. They were really cool though – maybe they can live there.
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